Hospital Bedside Cabinet
Initiated by the Design Council's Design Bugs Out challenge, the aim was to bring the traditional hospital bedside cabinet into the 21st century, improving the patient environment and reducing the risk of healthcare related infections.
- A backless cabinet eliminates hard-to-clean areas by using a continuous rotationally moulded form, with smooth surfaces and no joints, junctions or sharp corners to harbour germs.
- The ‘reversible’ cabinet design allows the unit to be used on either side of the bed.
- Drawers can be fitted with touchless RFID-controlled electronic locks for secure storage of medication and patient possessions.
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Kinneir Dufort, together with Bristol Maid, was selected as one of the winning teams in the Design Council and UK Department of Health’s ‘Design Bugs Out’ initiative.
The design was enthusiastically reviewed by hospital staff, patients and press during a showcasing tour of leading UK hospitals during 2009 and has since gone on to win the Plastics Industry Industrial design award 2010.
Delivery of production units to hospitals started in April 2010.
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